書法

tbd https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debate_on_traditional_and_simplified_Chinese_characters 王旅星 (wang2 lv3 xing1) 龍旅星 (long2 lv3 xing1) 萬旅星 (wan4 lv3 xing1) 旅 travel (lv3) 星 star (xing1) 書法 + 練習書法: 待辦 Dài bàn (upcoming) 事項 shìxiàng (items) 列表 lièbiǎo (list) + … 做清單 Zuò qīngdān + … 藝術 Yìshù (art) + … 鍛煉習慣 Duànliàn xíguàn (exercise habit) + … 清理你的房間 Qīnglǐ nǐ […]

漢語 tones

Tones in Mandarin are easy, except when they’re not, which is every time a native Chinese speaker talks or tries to understand what you’re saying. It’s commonly taught that there are only five tones (four tones, plus a neutral tone). You can learn those five tones quickly. I guess that’s really easy. Let’s look at […]

舒適區

Following the outside-in approach, start with danger zone responses, and then develop learning zone phrases. Remember to condition these as responses. Imagine you’re in the appropriate situation and then say the phrase. Repeat until it becomes automatic, such that the real-life situation will trigger the response. 危險區 I’ve compiled a list of danger zone responses […]

中文

My goal has been to learn Mandarin Chinese and traditional Chinese characters. Specifically, to read a newspaper, write and type in Chinese, and converse well-enough to (for example) ask meaningful questions at a museum. 做清單 + Three Character Classic, 1000 Character Classic + https://www.clozemaster.com + https://resources.allsetlearning.com/chinese/grammar/Main_Page 建議 These are resources that I have found the […]